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FOR SALE 07 Feb 2021 01:25 #109685

I've got a 1960 short shaft Evinrude with an extra lower unit. Also a brass three blade prop for it.

Sell all for $275.00

Has good compression and is whole.

Made for a Clipper!
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Just getting used to the lay of this land.
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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 23:49 #109677

Outboard motors are not a linear challenge.........

In 1958 my dad bought our first family boat, a 16' Botved Coronet with a single Scott Atwater 40. With my mom and pop, my three younger sisters and myslelf on board, it would indicate around 22 mph with both 6 gallon tanks full. So, having no idea what he was getting into, he bought a second Scott 40. First thing he realized was that the two 6 gallon tanks were not going to cut it so he put twin 12 gallon tanks behind the front seat and built two jump seats to cover them up. We did manage to get about 26 mph or so out of it but the real rub was that when one of the motors wasn't running (for what ever reason) he was always trying to start the motor that was already going.......... That pair of motors endured until early '61 when he chucked them both and bought a single Evinrude Starflite 75. No more twin outboards in our family.............

Bottom pix our Coronet. Look close you can see the twin Scott 40's.

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1957 FC Rocket -'58 Evinrude Lark 35
1958 FC Hawk 1-'59 Evinrude Lark 35 (and J-55)
1960 Starcraft 12' open boat-'76 Evinrude 25
1965 era McCorvey 3-point hydroplane-'52 Mercury KG-7H

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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 21:36 #109674

It certainly does seem like double trouble. For those that are wondering, he still had them as of this afternoon. They are currently short shafts but he has the kits to make them long shafts. If they were 60hp I'd be on my way to get them but at only 35hp it's a bit of not worth the effort situation.
1952 Deluxe Runabout 1956 Johnson 30hp 1959 Deluxe Clipper 1973 Merc 500 50hp
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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 19:00 #109673

Twice as much gas like Ray said cool looking, not much more HP as Syd said. Twice as much problems to work on twice as much money to fix problems twice as much weight, (can the boat handle the weight)? Twice as many controls to deal with, finding hens teeth to boot. Twice as much stuff to break.
I'd say find one bigger motor make it reliable and enjoy... As Jabe always says to me.. I like to keep it simple...
1957 Clipper with a 1969 Merc 1000
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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 18:25 #109672

It would look cool, but I bet it would use twice as much gas!
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin
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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 17:50 #109671

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Second engine does not give a lot of extra speed, but you have the extra power for a bigger load and if ones gives you trouble you still have one to get back on. My dad got a 76 starcraft fishung boat and put a pair of 18's on it..after the first start of the day I could set the throttles and walk back and grab a starter cord in each hand and give a quick short pull and they both would start up. Thought that was the coolest thing.

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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 16:39 #109670

These twins should work. Not,sure of the speed but will be plenty of hp. You mow need my vintage correct trailer...c

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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 15:59 #109668

Ok before I do something silly, what do you think of these twin 35s on the back if the clipper? Merky I know what you will say But are two 35s enough power? I know they will look cool but will it move?
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FOR SALE 06 Feb 2021 12:07 #109664

Thanks Al. I contacted the seller. We'll see what they have to say on my question.
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FOR SALE 04 Feb 2021 03:03 #109636

Yep, and I am running out of places to hide them.........

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1957 FC Rocket -'58 Evinrude Lark 35
1958 FC Hawk 1-'59 Evinrude Lark 35 (and J-55)
1960 Starcraft 12' open boat-'76 Evinrude 25
1965 era McCorvey 3-point hydroplane-'52 Mercury KG-7H

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